These and many like them are phrases that kill: They kill relationships. They kill trust. They kill integrity. If you’ve said one of these before, or you’ve heard them coming from someone else, you know what I mean.
These words come from big mouths that have no filters. They come from hearts that have no conscience. They come from minds that have no intelligence.
These words are always about others and hardly ever about something good. They burrow into the soul. They leave a dark mark. They have a foul odor.
These words represent gossip in its worst form. They may be true or they may not. They represent nothing more than slander. They whisper shame. They detail destruction.
These words are evil. They come from bad intent. They destroy careers. They devastate families.
A person who begins a conversation with these words has a small mind and a cold heart.
The next time you hear those words, take action.
Did you hear? – No, and I don’t want to.
Just between the two of us… – Just keep it to yourself.
You won’t believe what I just heard… – You are right. I won’t so don’t even tell me.